Optimist International is an adult’s service organization with the primary goal of providing or supporting programs that are of benefit to the youth of the community. The old slogan, “FRIEND OF YOUTH”, underscores the commitment to the young people of the communities in which our clubs are located.
Optimist International presently has over 2,500 clubs primarily located in the United States and Canada.
The Oswegoland club supports many local programs that are both recreational and educational in nature. Programs may be club sponsored, such as our annual Christmas Families Project, or sponsored by another group but financially assisted by the club, such as the Oswegoland youth sport teams. Our funds are also used for special projects and/or to assist youth groups.